NXE is too slow.

#1 Posted by Fracture (148 posts) -

Anyone have any tips on speeding the NXE up? It seems to just load way slower than it should and some days seems to take forever to do anything.
#2 Posted by PeasForFees (2411 posts) -

Take Ecstasy, the only way that will happen

#3 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

How is it slow for you?  You mean how long it takes to display your HDD contents in XBLA for example?

#4 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

Huh, I haven't had any slow-down on it since the update the other week.

#5 Posted by Pazy (2563 posts) -

Complain to M$, a lot. Ive had this problem since its launch, there are times when I wait 10 minutes in the games library and nothing has appeared and it just searches.

#6 Posted by Lashe (1245 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" Huh, I haven't had any slow-down on it since the update the other week. "
Ditto. 
#7 Edited by Megalon (1392 posts) -
@Pazy said:

" Complain to M$, a lot. Ive had this problem since its launch, there are times when I wait 10 minutes in the games library and nothing has appeared and it just searches. "

That sounds like you have a hard drive problem or something...I have a shit-ton of games in there and mine loads within a few seconds.
#8 Posted by Pazy (2563 posts) -
@Megalon said:
" @Pazy said:

" Complain to M$, a lot. Ive had this problem since its launch, there are times when I wait 10 minutes in the games library and nothing has appeared and it just searches. "

That sounds like you have a hard drive problem or something...I have a shit-ton of games in there and mine loads within a few seconds. "
It could very well be but there is very little I can do about it without ripping out the hard drive :| Though the problem also exists when looking at gamepages, sometimes its a couple seconds but mostly it takes an inordinate amount of time.
#9 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
@Pazy: What, even after the recent update? Is your console a launch model?
#10 Posted by Pazy (2563 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" @Pazy: What, even after the recent update? Is your console a launch model? "
Its relativly recent since this is my third after two RROD (one of which was after 3 days :|) which got replaced sometime around febuary. I just have terrible luck with Xbox 360's.
#11 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
@Pazy:  I recommend you clear your cache, see if that helps. Go to Settings > Memory > Press Y on your HDD > Clear cache
#12 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" Huh, I haven't had any slow-down on it since the update the other week. "
#13 Posted by Pazy (2563 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" @Pazy:  I recommend you clear your cache, see if that helps. Go to Settings > Memory > Press Y on your HDD > Clear cache "

Done that many a time :) No help sadly. Luckely I barely use my 360 anymore and have tended to play more PC and DS games so I generally avoid it and only use the NXE when  I have to (an exclusive trailer or to play an arcade game).
#14 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
@Pazy: Ah, fair enough dude. 
#15 Posted by Crono11 (1645 posts) -

For me, whenever I'd hit the guide button it would take around 30-45 seconds for it to come up but since the last update it's gone so much faster that it's almost instant....maybe you should wait for a new update? I know that's not really good advice but I got no idea how to make it faster except for clearing the cache which didn't work for me but it might for you.
#16 Posted by Creamypies (4059 posts) -

NXE has had no delay since the update for me.

#17 Posted by Bubahula (2197 posts) -

ive had zero delay since that update
#18 Posted by ShadowKiller (894 posts) -

My NXE used to constantly freeze up at the worst times (Middle of matchmaking in Halo when I was accepting party invites) but since the update I have no lag at all. Maybe you should try clearing your cache?

#19 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Maybe you're just too fast. Did you ever stop and think about THAT?!?!

#20 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -

It's definitely better since the latest update, but I honestly think that the speed of the dashboard is dependent (to a certain extent) on the speed of your internet connection (assuming you're connected to Live). I noticed a huge difference in the speed of my system when moving around when disconnected, or when I'm plugged in with an ethernet cable, and not the pos wireless adapter. When I was using the wireless adapter, just about everything was way slower. It wasn't just the online content, but browsing through my games library too. I'm not totally sure why, but I'm guessing it's because of the other stuff it pulls up when you're connected. For instance: when not connected, most older games do not display an image in the "Play game" window, but sign in to Live, and one pops up. Maybe I'm totally wrong, and it's just an unfortunate coincidence, but it makes sense.

#21 Posted by SUBL1ME (116 posts) -

Really? I've found the NXE to be way faster than the blades ever were. And if the dash is going real slow try clearing the cache. Thats usually the problem when the dashboard isn't running right. Some corrupted data or something along those lines, you'll never really know for sure what the cause is because the 360 won't tell you jack about whats going on with itself. 360 may be more user friendly but its too basic, hell they just recently made clearing the cache an actual option. Before it was a button code you had to press like it was damn cheat code or something.

#22 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -

 I have to agree - I've noticed slowdown in the NXE since it was released, in November last year. I don't see a point to complaining to Microsoft, as I don't use the dashboard much.

However, I've come up with something of a solution. If it is searching for your Games Library or whatever, and it takes a long time, press B, and then go back in. It always works for me - it might not work for everyone though.

#23 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

I still have the guide freeze up once and a while, but hardly as often as it did before the last update

#24 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Loading up your arcade games and demos and such has always been a bit slow. I don't think there's much anyone can do about it.

#25 Posted by HAMMERCLAW (298 posts) -

There is still perceptible lag for me as well, but not as bad as before the lastest update.

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